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2014, Jacobin series, ISBN 1781683255, 135 pages
The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century--and perhaps for the last forty years--and the... 
Chicago Teachers Union History | Teachers | Educational change | Teachers' unions | Public schools | Strikes and lockouts | Teaching
Book
New labor forum, ISSN 1557-2978, 2017, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 20 - 27
Journal Article
Labor studies journal, ISSN 1538-9758, 2019, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 36 - 59
Debates on U.S. union decline and revival usually focus on policy, technical, or political fixes. Missing are discussions of bringing workers together to act... 
Reconstruction | Militancy | Leadership | Activism | Revival | Work | Workplaces | Unions
Journal Article
01/2019
Often picketing in the pouring rain, they demanded better learning conditions for students (caps on massive class sizes, more librarians, full-time nurses for... 
Wages & salaries | Sanders, Bernard | Workers | Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria | Labor unions | Public sector | Local elections | Inequality
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New Labor Forum, ISSN 1095-7960, 1/2018, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 70 - 79
Most Americans believe in the idea of democracy, however frustrated they may be by the gap between promise and reality. However, a vast majority of Americans... 
trade unions | working class | democracy | workplace control | labor | Democracy | Employees | Employers | Labor | Workplaces | Freedoms
Journal Article
05/2017, Volume 41, Issue 5
On March 3, the Chicago Association of Charter Teachers and Staff (ACTS) announced an organizing drive at the Noble Network of Charter Schools, which has 18... 
Contract negotiations | Charter schools | Teachers | Students | Education | Labor unions | Accountability | Rauner, Bruce | Public schools
Magazine Article
02/2017, Volume 41, Issue 2
When [Donald Trump] and Pence came here in December, they toured the plant and had a whole dog and pony show. Trump kept talking about Carrier "manufacturing... 
Sanders, Bernard | Social networks | Defense contracts | Political campaigns | Political parties
Magazine Article
06/2015, Volume 39, Issue 6
  There's a very strong argument to be made when going to colleagues in the city council, to say, "It's in your self-interest to join us." We can honestly say... 
Elections | Runoff | Public officials | Perlstein, Rick | Public policy | Ramirez, Carlos | Patel, Amisha
Magazine Article
03/2015, Volume 39, Issue 3
  Most leaders of large unions see there's a major problem and are trying to get things going. But even if they're doing 30 percent more organizing, it's not... 
Reporters | Greenhouse, Steven | Labor unions | Media | Journalism | Labor relations | Labor standards
Magazine Article
02/2014, Volume 38, Issue 2
  Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant ended her inauguration speech on January 6 with an exhortation to the voters who had just elected her as the... 
Sawant, Kshama | Candidates | Minimum wage | Public officials | Political parties
Magazine Article
10/2013, Volume 37, Issue 10
  To discuss the campaign In These Times turned to Peter Olney, organizing director of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and a former SEIU... 
Retail stores | Labor unions | Fast food industry | Wage rates | Campaigns | Strikes
Magazine Article
04/2011, Volume 35, Issue 4
Late last year, University of Massachusetts Amherst economists Gerald Epstein and Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth published a paper titled "Financial Economists,... 
Studies | Economic reform | Investments | Carrick-Hagenbarth, Jessica | Professional ethics | Epstein, Gerald | Economists | Economic crisis
Magazine Article
03/2011, Volume 35, Issue 3
An example: We sifted through one homeowner's inch-thick pile of loan documents. She signed something stating her income was larger than it was. Of course, she... 
Executives | Nonprofit organizations | Houses | Recessions | Meacham, Steve | Families & family life | Foreclosure
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10/2010, Volume 34, Issue 10
During the last two decades, "whiteness" has emerged as a field of scholarly study that examines what it means to be a member of the world's dominant racial... 
Warren, Mark R | Nonfiction | Activism | Book reviews | Social justice | Racism
Book Review
08/2010, Volume 34, Issue 8
He quotes a local commander: "1It would have been logical to wait for Germany's surrender, and thus avoid new human and material losses,' but one could not... 
Nonfiction | Nuclear weapons | Book reviews | Bombings | Zinn, Howard | World War II
Book Review
06/2009, Volume 33, Issue 6
The name Jay By bee didn't ring a bell for most Americans unti I the release of the now-infamous "torture memos," in which the former high-ranking Justice... 
Bybee, Jay S | Petitions | Torture | Judges & magistrates | Impeachment
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04/2009, Volume 33, Issue 4
The photo exhibit "Congo/Women" tells the story of DRC women's lives under the brutality of war. It features life-sized pictures of Congolese women, with... 
Art exhibits | Photographers | Photographs
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09/2014, ISBN 1781683255, Volume 39, Issue 3
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